Medical Assistant

The Mission of the Medical Assistant is “Helping Children to be Victors.” A Medical Assistant shall be accountable to the Chief Health Administrator. The Medical Assistant shall ensure that all practice, activity, decision or organizational circumstance are lawful, prudent, and not in violation of commonly accepted business and professional ethics, or compromises the health and safety of the youth in care.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Is committed to the Mission Statement and values of Wolverine Human Services, Inc.
  2. Has a genuine interest in the habilitation and social treatment of delinquent or dependent youth in care.
  3. Must be a certified Medical Assistant and have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  4. Valid Michigan driver’s license.
  5. Possesses certification of satisfactory completion of First Aid and CPR training.
  6. Has capability and commitment to continue professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and college classes.
  7. Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, healthcare team, physicians, administrators and managers; able to teach youth the fundamentals of good health care.
  8. Able to record activities and document interventions. Able to prepare written reports that are accurate, objective and logically organized.
  9. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds including staff, clients, and their families; and has an understanding of and respect of multi-culturalism.
  10. Must be emotionally stable and of good moral character.
  11. Ability to visually access and observe aberrant behavior in a youth or in a group and to immediately affect appropriate intervention.
  12. Ability to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Seminar and to apply the principles and techniques.
  13. Have working knowledge of Wolverine Human Services and its scope of programs and services.
  14. Has a working knowledge of health care agencies and medical facilities which are used to obtain needed health care and medical intervention as needed.
  15. Has basic computer/data entry skills.
  16. Is committed to at least one year of employment.

** Ability to work with a Diverse and Multi-cultural Client and Staff Population.**

Usual Time Involvement:

Full time; includes daytime, evenings and weekend scheduling as determined by management.

Responsibilities:

The Medical Assistant shall ensure that all practice, activity, decision or organizational circumstance is lawful, prudent, and not in violation of commonly accepted business and professional ethics, or compromises the health and safety of the youth in care.

  1. The Medical Assistant will verify patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
  2. The Medical Assistant will prepare patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary.
  3. The Medical Assistant will secure patient information and maintain patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
  4. The Medical Assistant will provide patients with information regarding physician’s orders and any questions about medical care ordered by the physician.
  5. Schedule appointment, verifying times with client managers and / or supervisors. Preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms required.
  6. The Medical Assistant will maintain a safe, secure and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
  7. Inventory supplies in stock and place orders with supervisor as needed.
  8. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
  9. Adhere to the tenets of the Michigan Child Protection Law(s)/mandated reporting requirements tenets of the Michigan Child Protection Law(s)/mandated reporting requirements.
  10. Ability to appropriately manage youth in care, maintain safety and the ability to respond and report to crisis scenarios in a timely and professional manner.
  11. Must have ability to create and maintain a professional, supportive and therapeutic atmosphere for our clientele, co-workers, community partners and care recipients.
  12. Attend all necessary meetings including but not limited to: staff development, weekly team meetings, Agency, departmental and agency wide meetings etc.
  13. Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Responsible to: Chief Health Administrator and or designee

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